DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Police in Dunkirk say they had to fight with the passenger in a vehicle who was attempting to stop officers from finding drugs in his possession.
Around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday on the 600 block of Main Street, police pulled over 24-year-old Nicholas Bailey after they say he ran a stop sign. Police say his passenger, 24-year-old Traiquane Nance, began acting suspiciously and attempted to conceal a plastic baggie from view.
When officers attempted to get the bag from him, they say he struggled. Nance was placed under arrested for obstructing governmental administration. A further search of his person uncovered marijuana and cash. Police additionally charged him with third and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
On Bailey, police say they found $500 worth of cocaine and cash. He was placed under arrest on charges of third and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Back at headquarters, police say Nance once again struggled with officers as they attempted to conduct a more thorough search of his person. Police say they found an additional $200 worth of crack cocaine and $150 worth of marijuana in his underwear.
Nance was additionally charged with a second counts of obstructing governmental administration and third and fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana.
Both suspects are being held without bail pending arraignment.